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Articles from September 2015

'21 Nights with Pattie': Review
Dirs, scr: Jean-Marie Larrieu, Arnaud Larrieu. France. 2015. 116 mins.The Larrieu brothers return to their home territory in the mountain villages of Languedoc with this fresh, shape-shifting midsummer night's sex and death comedy, about a young woman...
'Everest' Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy on Tackling the Mountain
Oscar and BAFTA award-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire, Salmon Fishing in The Yemen, The Full Monty) is a keen mountaineer who climbed up to Everest Base Camp in his 20's, so he was well aware of the controversy surrounding...
'Everest' Tops UK Box Office with $4.9M
UNIVERSALBoosted by a week of IMAX and PLF (Premium Large Format) previews, Everest reached the summit of the UK box office.Universal's real-life disaster thriller landed with $4.9m (£3.16m) from its 567 sites, including $1m (£657,959) in previews. It's...
'My Big Night': Review
Dir. Alex de la Iglesia. Spain, 2015, 100 mins.A pre-recorded New Year's Eve TV special forms the background of Alex de la Iglesia's zany comedy, his first straight-up stab at the genre – undiluted by the horror or supernatural tones often associated...
Spanish Cinema Attendance Up 4%
Mired in crisis for the past few years, Spanish cinema has had better news to celebrate recently.Although the market share for local productions looks set to drop from 25% in 2014 to 20% in 2015 (it is at 12% for the first nine months of the year, with...
Steve Golin to Receive Zurich Award
American producer Steve Golin will receive a career achievement award at this year's Zurich Film Festival (Sept 24 - Oct 4).Golin will attend the festival with his latest feature Spotlight, Tom McCarthy's story of the titular Boston Globe investigative...
'Summers Downstairs' Wins at Oldenburg
The French-German co-production, handled internationally by ARRI Worldsales, premiered in the Berlinale's Perspektive Deutsches Kino sidebar in February, won Best Feature Film at the Achtung Berlin! festival in April, and was the opening film of Filmfest...
'The Paradise Suite': Review
Dir/scr. Joost van Ginkel. Netherlands, Sweden, Bulgaria. 2015.123mins.Joost van Ginkel's second feature is an interwoven, multi-stranded portrait of modern Europe and its permeable borders. The film has formal similarities to Crash, and like Paul Haggis'...
Toronto Wrap: More Buyers, Less Fanfare
However, complaints about a muted acquisitions scene would be harsh and do not paint the full picture of Toronto 2015.The abiding memory of this year's event might well be one framed by legal disputes. The festival pulled the Aretha Franklin documentary...
Warner Bros, China Media Capital Form Production Venture
Launched ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's official visit to the US this week, the joint venture will be 51% owned by a consortium headed by CMC and 49% by Warner Bros. Hong Kong broadcaster TVB will have a 10% stake as part of the CMC consortium.Films...
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